I sent the following email at 4.31 pm GMT:
"https://answersingenesis.org/blogs/ken- ... build-ark/
"Sometimes I just shake my head when I read some of the comments people make concerning the life-size Ark that Answers in Genesis is constructing in Northern Kentucky, to open July 7 this year."
"You shouldn’t have used any metal in the Ark as Noah didn’t use metal. But where in the Bible does it say Noah didn’t use metal? In fact, in Genesis 4:22, just a few generations after Adam, we read, “And as for Zillah, she also bore Tubal-Cain, an instructor of every craftsman in bronze and iron.” So if they were using bronze and iron then, by the time of Noah people may have developed all sorts of sophisticated uses of metals. Noah may have used more metal than we do!"
Ham also rounds on the critics - who have dared question the use by Answers in Genesis of STEEL in constructing their 'replica' ark - by accusing them of the 'Contrary to the Fact/Conditional Error Fallacy'.
For someone who says he cares about biblical truth and also about facts, I find it strange that in his - very - speculative response to these pesky critics Ken Ham totally ignores Genesis 6: 14 "So make yourself an ark of cypress wood; make rooms in it and coat it with pitch inside and out" (New International Version).
Human history does NOT suggest that bronze or iron (let alone steel) was ever employed in shipbuilding around 2,500 BC. Has Ham not heard of the Industrial Revolution? And I rather suspect that Noah would have found it harder to get his hands on iron or steel than on cypress (or gopher) wood and pitch.
I also recall that the ark of Genesis was discussed at the Ken Ham-Bill Nye debate two years ago. Nye related the tale of the 19th century schooner named the Wyoming and remarked "There were 14 crewmen aboard a ship built by very skilled shipwrights in New England. These guys were the best in the world at wooden shipbuilding, and they could not build a boat as big as the Ark is claimed to be to have been".https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wyoming_(schooner
) (the ship was built - but it proved not to be properly seaworthy and eventually sank when encountering heavy seas)http://www.youngearth.org/index.php/arc ... nye-debate
At the debate Ham briefly tried to rebut Nye's ark claims during his counter-rebuttal remarks. However, he said nothing whatsoever about metal allegedly also being used in the ark's construction.
AiG DID attempt - three weeks later - to rubbish what much of Nye said about Noah building his ark:https://answersingenesis.org/noahs-ark/ ... noahs-ark/
Again, they made NO mention of Noah possibly using metal as well as wood. Perhaps because the idea is scarcely biblical (let alone historically realistic).
So what is the agenda of Answers 'in' Genesis that I refer to? To insist that humanity has 'always' been clever and skilled. Because humanity is unique among all the species on Earth and created 'in God's image', unlike any extant or extinct great ape (or other 'intelligent' species such as dolphins).
But it would appear that sometimes Ken Ham is LESS biblical than SOME of his critics.
PS I admit that I too have something of an agenda. Questioning how some fundamentalist Christians use parts of the Bible, or speculations loosely based upon it, as a means of rewriting history and 'refuting' scientists."
I then sent the following email at 6.39 pm:
Just seen. Career Liar and publicity hungry Fraud Ken Ham on his Facebook page 8 hours ago, encouraging followers to read his article mentioned above:
"People need to stop having a false evolutionary view of history and understand people like Noah were highly intelligent and no doubt skilled."
Who is telling the truth? The writer of Genesis? Or Ken Ham? Or neither?"
I have just contacted AiG about the above via their website.
They will of course act as though I did not and totally ignore my message. They are not open to reason - even when their claims are not even biblical.